PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Vehicle impounds.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.55.190.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: With the passage of SB 5000, the rules regarding vehicle impounds need to be updated. The changes may include but may not be limited to adding a new section to address the twelve hours DUI hold as outlined in the legislation.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of licensing, administrator of the courts, Washington traffic safety commission, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Process for Developing New Rule: The changes are necessary to ensure that the rules correspond with the RCW requirements for the vehicle impounds. Stakeholders will have the opportunity to review the proposed changes and provide comments.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Lieutenant Dale Alexander, Washington State Patrol, P.O. Box 42600, Olympia, WA 98504, fax (360) 596-4114, phone (360) 596-4114, firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 14, 2011
John R. Batiste